11 Different Types of Shoe Racks You Should Know

Arranging footwear is very important when it comes to people who love everything to be neat and organized. Besides that, keeping the footwear’s organized has major benefits like an increase in the lifespan, and keeping the footwear’s clean and tidy. 

The best way to organize shoes perfectly is to use a shoe rack, and there are different types of shoe racks available on the market today based on several features. While the primary function of a shoe rack remains the same, each type of shoe might organize the shoes in different ways, in the same way, the design of the rack might also differ. Each type of rack is designed to suit a specific customer base, and so far, they have succeeded. Here is the list of different types of shoe racks available on the market today.

Types of Shoe Racks

  1. Regular Shoe Rack (cabinet)

This type of shoe rack comes in a cabinet-like design. Yes, cabinet, such shoes rack, offer the benefit of extra protection to your expensive shoes. On the other hand, cabinet shoe racks come with adjustable shelves that would enable the user to alter the distance between each shelf. This, in turn, facilitates organizing shoes of any size. One of the benefits of a regular cabinet shoe rack is that it looks like a piece of furniture, and the user could put a decorative item on the top and make the entire setup look classic. Regular cabinet shoes could organize up to 25 different footwear.

  1. Pull-down Shoe Rack (cabinet)

As the type of shoe rack mentioned above, this type of shoe rack also mimics the same style. However, instead of simply doors, this type of shoe rack comes with pull-down doors on which shoes could be organized. Compared to a regular cabinet shoe rack, this one could organize up to 35 different footwear’s. One of the best things about this shoe rack is that they are comparatively slimmer than the above-listed shoe rack.

  1. Shoe Benches

Yes, you heard right, shoe benches. This type of shoe rack is one of our favorites as it offers two benefits, a shoes rack at the bottom and the top a cushioned seat. The user could pull out the footwear from the shelf below and then sit on the cushioned seat and wear it. If you have older people at your place, you would know that they cannot put footwear like others. They need to sit down somewhere and wear it. Shoe benches are best recommended for such households. A shoe bench could organize up to 10 different pairs of footwear.

  1. Over-the-Door Shoe Rack (hanger)

Unlike most of the shoe racks listed above, this type of shoe rack has an entirely different design. While most shoe racks are made of solid material, an over-the-door shoe rack is made of flexible material; it could be a fabric. As the name itself suggests, this type of shoe rack is designed in such a way that it could be hung on a door, and the user could insert each footwear into the pockets on the rack. This type of shoe rack is best recommended for households with very no space to spare. We would recommend this product to a bachelor who lives in a single room. This type of shoe rack could hold up to 35 pairs of footwear.

  1. Under the Bed Shoes Rack

Most people do not know such a type of shoe rack exists. One of the main reasons is because, from the beginning, customers have been avoiding this type. One of the main reasons would be that they do not prefer dragging the footwear into their bedrooms. However, if you have no issues with organizing your footwear in the bedroom, consider this type of shoe rack. Commonly, under-the-bed shoe racks are designed to be mobile (with wheels), the user could put the footwear on the rack and then push it under the bed. This type of shoe rack could organize up to 12 pairs of footwear.

  1. Closet Shoe Rack (hanger)

This type of shoe rack is different; it could resemble the over-the-door shoe rack design somehow. As the name suggests, a closet shoe rack comes designed in such a way that it could be hung inside your closet, and it will have mesh pockets or slots to insert the footwear. Compared to all the other solid shoe rack, this type of shoe rack is compact, and it is best for people who like to conceal their footwear. Closet shoe racks could organize up to 10 pairs of footwear.

  1. Wall-mounted Shoe Rack

As the name itself suggests, like all the other wall-mountable racks, this shoe rack is designed in such a way that it could be fixed on the wall. There is nothing special about this shoe rack; however, some of the wall-mountable shoe racks are designed so that it could be fixed on the closet’s doors. Most commonly, this type of shoe rack could handle up to 18 pairs of footwear.

  1. Shoe Ottoman

The name might seem different, but there are no other shoes rack that could match it when it comes to style. This type of shoe rack offers both spaces to organize your footwear and also seating for you. This type of shoe rack is simply a container with an extraordinary exterior design, which commonly includes a seat on the top. Shoe Ottoman could hold up to 20 pairs of footwear.

  1. Freestanding Shoe Rack 

This type of shoe rack is cheap, and it could be the one used most commonly. A freestanding shoe rack comes with an exterior frame and several shelves inside the frame. The user could organize the footwear’s in these shelves. One of the drawbacks of this type of shoe rack is that they do have any aesthetics if you want a shoe rack to organize the footwear’s and no other features, then this product is the best option for you.

  1. Shoe Boxes 

While most people might not agree that a shoebox is not a shoe rack type, we beg to differ. Shoe boxes come made of transparent material, and it could house footwear. For different types of footwear, different sizes of shoeboxes are available. All you have to do is put a pair of footwear in the box, close it and stack it over the other or however you like it. This type of shoe rack is best for organizing designer range footwear and for people who like to flaunt their collections.

  1. Revolving Shoe Tree Rack

While the name of this shoe rack might make you feel odd, it is exactly designed as the name defines. Yes, a stand that could rotate, and it has two or more levels of wire crowns placed on it. These wire crowns could hold the footwear efficiently. The largest revolving shoe tree rack could hold up to 40 pairs of footwear. 

Conclusion

As you have seen, there are different types of shoe racks available on the market, and so does the footwear. Each type of shoe rack listed above is designed in such a way it could organize all the footwear efficiently.

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